Ex-'Dogs Vafina, Gavrilova Prep for Games

By KBJR News 1

February 7, 2014 Updated Feb 8, 2014 at 12:15 AM CDT

Sochi, Russia (NNCNOW.com) --- Former Bulldogs Aleksandra Vafina and Iya Gavrilova joined the Russian delegation on Friday night for their country's opening ceremonies to kick off the 2014 Winter Games, both in their second Olympics.

The duo were on the team four years ago in Vancouver that took him sixth place, but this time around in front of their home fans, the Russians are hoping for a better performance.

"Of course we have to battle for the medal," Vafina said. "It doesn't matter what kind of medal, but our coach said we have to play in the final game. We'll try our best. It's no steps back. We just have to go forward."

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